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The Lean Startup
Game
by Ram Srinivasan
Agile Coach and Trainer
@ramvasan
email@ramvasan.com
About me
About me
Objective of the Game
Run a profitable
startup
Let's Build a Startup
And Start Ups Fail
The 9 Deadly Sins of New Product
Introduction Model
1. Assuming "I Know What the Customer Wants"
2. The "I know What Featu...
" ...a Temporary Organization designed to
search for a Scalable, Repeatable and
Profitable Business Model"
- Steve Blank
R...
" ...a human institution designed to deliver
a new product or service under conditions
of extreme uncertainty"
-Eric Ries
...
Lean-Startup
Why is a Startup Different?
Search
(Lean Startup)
Execution
(Large
Corporation)
Strategy Business Model
Hypothesis
Operating Plan +
Financial Model
Pr...
Dave Snowden's Cynefin Framework
Disorder
LeanStartupsthrivehere
Customer Development Model
Customer
Discovery
Customer
Validation
Customer
Creation
Company
Building
STOPSTOP STOP
Pivot
S...
Customer Development Manifesto
1. There Are No Facts Inside Your Building,So Get Outside
2. Pair Customer Development with...
What is a Business Model?
A business model describes the rationale
of how an organization creates, delivers
and captures v...
Business Model Canvas
7. Key
Partners
Who are our key
partners and
suppliers?
5. Key
Activities
Which key activities
does ...
All elements of BMC are Hypotheses
7. Key
Partners
Who are our key
partners and
suppliers?
5. Key
Activities
Which key act...
The one thing you are trying
to validate throughout
"problem/solution fit" is...
“Is my Hypothesis Correct?”
Hypotheses
7. Key
Partners
5. Key
Activities
1. Value
Proposition
4. Customer
Relationship
2. Customer
Segment
6. Key
Reso...
Iterating on Hypotheses
String of multiple experiments run together to
test these hypotheses towards achieving a
specific ...
Run an experiment
● Prototypes (lo-fi)
● Videos
● Mock websites/software
● SEO keywords
● and the most expensive way ... B...
Ideas
ProductData
Build
Measure
Learn
Iterating on Hypotheses
Hypotheses
7. Key
Partners
5. Key
Activities
1. Value
Proposition
4. Customer
Relationship
2. Customer
Segment
6. Key
Reso...
BMC for Zappos.com
7. Key
Partners
5. Key
Activities
1. Value
Proposition
4. Customer
Relationship
2. Customer
Segment
6. ...
Vanity vs. Actionable Metrics
Dave McClure's AARRR
Acquisition How do users find you?
Do users have a great
first experience?
Do users come back?
How do...
How do you validate your
learning?
● Cohort Analysis
● Multi-variate (A/B) testing
● Crowdfunding
This is not just for software...
Books are “iterated” this “lean startup way”
to gain traction among readers
"I’ve sold ov...
Kent Beck at Startup Lessons
Learned Conference...
● Team vision and discipline over individuals
and interactions
● Valida...
References
Udacity.com - How to build a Startup(EP245)
http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/ep245/CourseRev/1
Game: Modi...
email@ramvasan.com
http://ramvasan.com
http://linkedin.com/in/ramvasan
@ramvasan
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  1. 1. The Lean Startup Game by Ram Srinivasan Agile Coach and Trainer @ramvasan email@ramvasan.com
  2. 2. About me
  3. 3. About me
  4. 4. Objective of the Game Run a profitable startup
  5. 5. Let's Build a Startup
  6. 6. And Start Ups Fail
  7. 7. The 9 Deadly Sins of New Product Introduction Model 1. Assuming "I Know What the Customer Wants" 2. The "I know What Features to Build" Flaw 3. Focus on Launch Date 4. Emphasis on Execution Instead of Hypotheses, Testing, Learning and Iteration 5. Traditional Business Plans Presume No Trial and No Error 6. Confusing Traditional Job Titles with What a Startup Needs to Accomplish 7. Sales and Marketing Execute to a Plan 8. Presumption of Success Leads to Premature Scaling 9. Management by Crisis Leads to Death Spiral
  8. 8. " ...a Temporary Organization designed to search for a Scalable, Repeatable and Profitable Business Model" - Steve Blank Re-define Startup ?
  9. 9. " ...a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty" -Eric Ries Re-define Startup ?
  10. 10. Lean-Startup
  11. 11. Why is a Startup Different?
  12. 12. Search (Lean Startup) Execution (Large Corporation) Strategy Business Model Hypothesis Operating Plan + Financial Model Process Customer Development, Agile Development Product Management Organization Founder Driven Customer Development Team Functional or Cross- functional departments Education Business Model Driven, Entrepreneurial Finance, Customer Development Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Operations, HR, Leadership The Difference...
  13. 13. Dave Snowden's Cynefin Framework Disorder LeanStartupsthrivehere
  14. 14. Customer Development Model Customer Discovery Customer Validation Customer Creation Company Building STOPSTOP STOP Pivot Search (Problem/Solution Fit) Execute (Product/Market Fit)
  15. 15. Customer Development Manifesto 1. There Are No Facts Inside Your Building,So Get Outside 2. Pair Customer Development with Agile Development 3. Failure is an Integral Part of the Search 4. Make Continuous Iterations and Pivots 5. No Business Plan Survives First Contact with Customers. So Use a Business Model Canvas 6. Design Experiments and Test to Validate your Hypotheses 7. Agree on Market Type. It Changes Everything 8. Startup Metrics Differ from Those in Existing Companies 9. Fast Decision Making, Cycle Time, Speed and Tempo 10. Its All About Passion 11. Startup Job Titles Are Very Different from a Large Company's 12. Preserve All Cash Until Needed. Then Spend 13. Communicate and Share Learning 14. Customer Development Success Begins With Buy-In
  16. 16. What is a Business Model? A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers and captures value -Alexander Osterwalder
  17. 17. Business Model Canvas 7. Key Partners Who are our key partners and suppliers? 5. Key Activities Which key activities does this business model require? 1. Value Proposition What value do we deliver to the customer? 4. Customer Relationship What type of relationship does each segment require of us? 2. Customer Segment For whom are we creating value? 6. Key Resources Which key resources does this business model require? 3. Channels Through which channel does each segment want to be reached? 9. Cost Structure What are our cost drivers? 8. Revenue Stream How much each segment is willing to pay and how would they pay this amount ?
  18. 18. All elements of BMC are Hypotheses 7. Key Partners Who are our key partners and suppliers? 5. Key Activities Which key activities does this business model require? 1. Value Proposition What value do we deliver to the customer? 4. Customer Relationship What type of relationship does each segment require of us? 2. Customer Segment For whom are we creating value? 6. Key Resources Which key resources does this business model require? 3. Channels Through which channel does each segment want to be reached? 9. Cost Structure What are our cost drivers? 8. Revenue Stream How much each segment is willing to pay and how would they pay this amount ?
  19. 19. The one thing you are trying to validate throughout "problem/solution fit" is... “Is my Hypothesis Correct?”
  20. 20. Hypotheses 7. Key Partners 5. Key Activities 1. Value Proposition 4. Customer Relationship 2. Customer Segment 6. Key Resources 3. Channels 9. Cost Structure 8. Revenue Stream
  21. 21. Iterating on Hypotheses String of multiple experiments run together to test these hypotheses towards achieving a specific goal, such as product/market fit
  22. 22. Run an experiment ● Prototypes (lo-fi) ● Videos ● Mock websites/software ● SEO keywords ● and the most expensive way ... Build the actual feature
  23. 23. Ideas ProductData Build Measure Learn Iterating on Hypotheses
  24. 24. Hypotheses 7. Key Partners 5. Key Activities 1. Value Proposition 4. Customer Relationship 2. Customer Segment 6. Key Resources 3. Channels 9. Cost Structure 8. Revenue Stream ? ?
  25. 25. BMC for Zappos.com 7. Key Partners 5. Key Activities 1. Value Proposition 4. Customer Relationship 2. Customer Segment 6. Key Resources 3. Channels 9. Cost Structure 8. Revenue Stream Email Subscriptions Mass Market SEM Online Sale Distribution Marketing & Operations Buy shoes online UPS Free Shipping Repeat customers Shoe Brands Website People Build Website Marketing
  26. 26. Vanity vs. Actionable Metrics
  27. 27. Dave McClure's AARRR Acquisition How do users find you? Do users have a great first experience? Do users come back? How do you make money? Do users tell others? Activation Retention Revenue Referral
  28. 28. How do you validate your learning? ● Cohort Analysis ● Multi-variate (A/B) testing ● Crowdfunding
  29. 29. This is not just for software... Books are “iterated” this “lean startup way” to gain traction among readers "I’ve sold over 10,000 copies of Running Lean as a self-published e-book. A second edition is in the works which will be published by O’Reilly in early 2012." -Ash Mayura http://www.ashmaurya.com/about/
  30. 30. Kent Beck at Startup Lessons Learned Conference... ● Team vision and discipline over individuals and interactions ● Validated learning over working software ● Customer discovery over customer collaboration ● Initiating change over responding to change
  31. 31. References Udacity.com - How to build a Startup(EP245) http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/ep245/CourseRev/1 Game: Modification of "Lean Startup Snowflakes" by André Dhondt http://tastycupcakes.org/2012/05/lean-startup-snowflakes/
  32. 32. email@ramvasan.com http://ramvasan.com http://linkedin.com/in/ramvasan @ramvasan
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